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121  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Handling Issues on: October 30, 2013, 06:51:59 pm
Continuing saga maybe?  But Monroe's made for Ford steering stabilizer, broke again, after only a few thousand miles.
 Cry    Our trip to NC and AR, I noticed my PC was acting squirrelly again.  See my previous post, where I had a Ford replacement on this SS already this summer.

Noting my handling problem returned, I was tempted to disconnect the SS when I was in Arkansas' but I didn't.  A bad SS is worse than none at all I found.  Wish now I would have, because Monroe #2 went south on me.

When I got home I ordered a Bilstein replacement instead of going for #3 Monroe.   Tested the Monroe and the out pressure was40 lbs but the in was only 19!  (They are support to be equal!

the Bilstein is not only 1.5lbs heavier, but in/out pressure is 60 lbs.

I included a couple of pics one the old and one the new.

Denny and Barb
122  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Ford V-8 on: October 27, 2013, 06:11:03 pm
Yes, as Ron said, we lacked nothing in the 2350, and sometimes wonder about full timing in ours as well.  But as with Ron, we have family, friends and a church family we would dearly miss, as we do when we are in Arizona area each winter for 3months.

Just got back 2 hours ago from a 2.5 week 2200 mile trip to the Blue Ridge and Arkansas.  I would not give up this powerful V10 for its climbing ability.  We love mountains.  Wouldn't be worth it to have a smaller engine that would only save me 10%!   As one oldtimer told me just 2days ago at campground, "if your worried about fuel mileage, you maybe shouldn't be a camper.". He also said that he tells his kids who camp that you drive till you spent half your money.  Then head for home with the remaining half!  Funny

In our 2.5 weeks being out, we spent a total of $52.30 for camping fees.  Took advantage of casino, rest area, and Walmart's most of the time.
123  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Blue Ridge Parkway October 2013 on: October 25, 2013, 11:29:34 am
Was at the southern end of the parkway just a week ago after the govern. opened up again, and traffic was real bad.  In a MH it was not the right place to be. Only spend one day driving from Cherokee to Marysville and stayed overnite  there..
124  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: "TOW Haul" feature as shown on dash and trans light keeps coming on. on: October 11, 2013, 09:01:52 am
Yes,, towing or not, this is great coming down steep grades, just leaving the engine do the breaking for you.
125  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which shocks come standard from the factory? on: October 10, 2013, 06:24:07 pm
For what it's worth, I replaced mine with Bilstein HD shocks and I think it was a waste of money.  Didn't notice any handling improvements.
126  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Hanging with the Big Dogs on: October 08, 2013, 04:53:34 pm
 Very good Ron, but only problem is when we have to pay $25+ for a campground we think it's byway robbery!    pulling hair out
127  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Hanging with the Big Dogs on: October 07, 2013, 06:13:53 pm
Staying in rest area's requires a bit of common sense for sure, just as it does with campgrounds. We only didn't feel safe at one rest area near Chicago and did move down the road to a truck stop.  But have to say we did stay at some county parks that were pretty rowdy.  We have been asked by the rest area custodian more times than we can remember, if we were going to stay the night.  Many times they would tell us how safe their place is with maybe being manned 24/7 or the state patrol checking frequently.  South Dakota still prohibits staying more than a few hours, but we have not been awaken ever there, and we just returned from there last month.  We take our Q frmy the truckers.  Rest areas have come a long way. Iowa for example has WiFi at most with dump station. Some even have a little hiking trail.  We are now poised to visit ky, Tenn, ark,and Missouri starting Friday for a few weeks.  With the gov shut down, were just going to do rest areas while traveling and dispersed camping in the Nat forest's.
128  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ENGINE COWLING on: October 06, 2013, 06:32:08 pm
Yes, I and probably others would like pics and more info on the insulation installation.  Tnx in advance.
129  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Hanging with the Big Dogs on: October 06, 2013, 06:27:49 pm
Ron,we don't use a tow and as you we make good use of the states rest areas.
130  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Report on alignment and handling of our 2552 on: September 25, 2013, 08:37:52 pm
Yes, agree with my southern neighbor.  My next 2350 will probably be on a f450 chassis.
131  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Length of sewage hose? on: September 04, 2013, 07:07:22 pm
Good choice...
132  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Engine break-in vs. mpg on: September 02, 2013, 09:49:52 pm
I feel that this years gas mileage is better with over ten k on the rig.
133  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check my understanding of battery voltage status on: September 02, 2013, 07:58:33 pm
What we did was order our 2350 without gen.  Then had another battery box mounted in its place.  Then with 300 watts of solar we dry camp for a week without running batteries below 12.4.  I consider we use a lot of watts cuz my ham radio's and TVs/DVD's take a lot.

Just another food for thought? 
BTW coffee is ether perked on stove or via coffee maker just depending on battery condition which is Dependant on old Sol.

134  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 26, 2013, 01:01:17 pm
My 2350 didn't handle too well when I got it new.  Out of pocket to get it closer to a sports car didn't' cost that much. Most was covered by Ford.  Most bang for the buck was proper alignment to a plus camber. (see my posts on this). BTW the later year Fords do now come with heavier suspension components which means steering stabilizer and shocks may be OK as-is.  (See Fords website on E-350/450).
135  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Some Storage Improvements on: August 12, 2013, 06:17:03 pm
Thanks Berry, knew that blue box would be a good distraction.  rolling on the floor
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